Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 12, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

2012 National Rural ITS Conference

Submit an Abstract! The 2012 National Rural ITS Conference Planning committee would like to invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi. All abstracts must be received by Friday, March 16, 2012 and authors should take care to ensure that abstracts submitted follow the guidelines.


1) Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport First to Rent and Sell Movies on Flash Drives

Link to article in the Star Tribune:

2) US Airways Buys Over Two Dozen Domain Names Suggesting Merger with American Airlines

Link to article on Domain News Wire:


3) The Titanic: Live-Tweeted to Mark 100-Year Anniversary

Link to blog on The Next Web:

Link to TitanicVoyage Twitter feed:


4) Smart Moves Newsletter – March 2012

Link to ITS newsletter from Florida DOT District Four:


5) The Secret to Good Communication, Plain and Simple

FRA, NHTSA scored lowest in website readability analysis.

Link to interview in Federal Computer Week:

6) Federal Agencies Restrict Media Access, Survey of Journalists Finds

Link to article in Government Executive:

Link to survey from the Society of Professional Journalists:


7) Japanese Automakers Eye Online Road Maps for Disasters

Link to article in The Yomiuri Shimbun:

8) Regulators Argue Banning Embedded Electronics Will Lead to Other Distractions for Drivers

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:


9) @TBD On Foot Blog

- How Should WMATA Address Suicides and Sexual Harassment?

- Real-Time Bus Arrival Signs are Coming to Washington, DC


10) Intelligent Transport System Being Installed in Lahore, Pakistan

Link to Associated Press of Pakistan article:

Link to related article in The Express Tribune:

11) Waterloo, Ontario Region Moving Toward Smarter Traffic

Link to column in The Record:

News Releases

1) Washington, DC DOT Installs New Signage for Bike Routes

2) Trinity Railway Express Adds Google Transit in Website Redesign

3) Autovision Wireless Inc. Acquires SFT Telematics

4) Iowa Governor, Lt. Governor Urge Preparation, Launch Website Reminding Iowans of 'N11' Codes in Advance of Storm Season

Upcoming Events

ITS-NY Spring Forum: Managing Weather-Related Events with ITS Technologies – April 12 – Hawthorne, New York

Today in Transportation History

2002 **10th anniversary** US Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge unveiled the color-coded threat advisory system.


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